Kidou Keisatsu Patlabor
Mobile Police Patlabor
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Kidou Keisatsu Patlabor

Alternative Titles

Japanese: 機動警察パトレイバー
English: Mobile Police Patlabor
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 22
Chapters: 91
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 23, 1988 to May 11, 1994
Genres: Action Action, Award Winning Award Winning, Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Theme: Mecha Mecha
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Sunday
Authors: Yuuki, Masami (Story & Art)


Score: 7.601 (scored by 615615 users)
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Ranked: #22182
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Popularity: #7344
Members: 2,626
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In the near future, large mecha called Labors are made to assist in various reconstruction projects in major countries around the world that are being threatened by global warming. In Japan, the government has enacted Project Babylon in order to conduct land reclamation. Labors are also being pressed into police and military service aside from civilian use.

However, terrorists are now attempting to use labors to make themselves heard, as well as common criminals, thugs and guerrillas. The National Police Agency established the Special Vehicles Division, an all-labor task force to combat the potential use of labors for criminal/terrorist activities.

(Source: MU)


Kidou Keisatsu Patlabor won the 36th Shogakukan Manga Award for shounen manga in 1991.

The series was partially published in English as Mobile Police Patlabor by VIZ Media, who published the first two volumes between July 6, 1998 and October 6, 1998, before the license was dropped.



Oct 30, 2023
Mixed Feelings
I would first and foremost like to thank CynicalRuins for countless hours of work scanlating the later volumes of Patlabor, enabling me to write this review in the first place. The end-of-chapter drawings were also very cute!

Having absolutely devoured my way through Patlabor as a franchise over the past year, I eventually reached the manga adaptation. Clocking in at a hefty 22 volumes, it has surprisingly few narrative arcs, with each one burning very slowly and bleeding gradually into the next. The tone starts off lighthearted like the show, but gradually gets weightier until it's grappling with some really serious situations. Unfortunately, this makes the ...

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